As an individual department within this year’s festival the team behind the wittily titled SHORT RIGA have devised a remarkable feat – altogether three competitions of new shorts from around the world, Baltic student films and a separate category for music videos. Showcased within three respective programmes SHORT RIGA will take over the newly established small theater KINO BIZE as well as organise workshops and host an award ceremony.
Anna is milking the cows, Jakob smokes pot, Berni works on a telescope and Ulrike celebrates her birthday. So far, everything is fine in Otto’s farm. When Ulrike’s coffee cup breaks on the kitchen floor, something dark breaks loose. Sometimes the devil has to take the hindmost.GO TO FILM
Seven short episodes, each containing one sole image, are combined together in order to create a psychological thriller.GO TO FILM
Collector of cursed musicians, unreasonable murderers, fairground freaks, paranoid revolutionaries, flatulists and suicidal anchorites, a patient in a psychiatric institution presents a gallery of the great names in history who haunt him.GO TO FILM
Círio de Nazaré, held in Belém (Brazil) since 1793, is one of the biggest Catholic processions in the world. Each year millions of pilgrims accompany the saint’s statue competing for the privilege of holding the long sisal rope that leads the carriage throughout the city streets. In disarray with the rules of the celebration, and in order to assure their relics, some promisers cut the rope in the middle of the ritual.GO TO FILM